APRIL IN TALLADEGA
April 14th & 15th, 2023
A huge thank you to all the homeowners on the tour who have graciously opened up their properties to share their unique history!
2023 Pilgrimage Tour of Historic Homes in Talladega
April in Talladega exists to showcase our city's rich history and the architecture unique to our three National Historic Districts. All proceeds are used for historic preservation purposes. These monies have been used for restoration of the Ritz Theater facade and sign, improvement of facades of the Ritz's adjacent buildings, enhancements to the Chamber of Commerce building, restoration and exhibits at Heritage Hall, improvements to the Hall of Heroes, tree planting projects in the historic district, home owner grants programs, and improvements to Palmer Place.
There are few places that have the history that we have here in Talladega, from the founding of our town with the history of the Creek Indians and Andrew Jackson, to its plantation antebellum days, to the founding of Talladega College by former slaves, to its fame with the Chautaqua Performing Arts time at the turn of the century and the hub that Talladega was for the state of Alabama as 22 trains a day came through town. We have much to show off, talk about, and of which to be proud!
2023 Detailed Schedule of Events
A PUBLIC POSSESSION...
"The past is not the property of historians; it is a public possession. It belongs to anyone who is aware of it, and it grows by being shared."
--William Murtagh, first Keeper of the National Register for Historic Places